OneDrive Question/s - Help Massively Appreciated


  1. Posts : 8
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    OneDrive Question/s - Help Massively Appreciated


    Hello all,

    Is there a way to make OneDrive work the opposite way around as such?

    I don't want to save/download a new file and it be automatically uploaded to OneDrive then cached to my PC.

    I'd rather it be saved locally first and then a copy uploaded to the cloud. I don't mind about changes to the local file, document etc being synched to OneDrive.

    At present I have C:\Users\Asteroid\OneDrive\Documents & C:\Users\Asteroid\Documents.

    I want everything, by default to be saved to C:\Users\Asteroid\Documents i.e. locally on the machine.

    As far as I can tell, OneDrive changes the location for storage when you select the various folders you want backing up/synching without telling the user.

    Don't get me wrong, it does work well and I haven't had any issues as such but out of a matter of principle I'd rather anything I save be to my machine first, not second.

    Also, I can save a file to C:\Users\Asteroid\Documents if I manually point to the folder and that isn't replicated to OneDrive folder. Everything is automatically saved to the OneDrive folder.

    I've also upgraded my subscription and for some reason, that copied every single file within the drive and added "-copy" to the filename. I've sorted that, eventually, by deleting every instance of "-copy".txt/jpeg/whatever

    Anyone help please? Or is this just the way OneDrive works? I've never really paid much attention to the intricacies in the past. I've looked online at various posts/threads but none really seem to actually answer my question, although a lot of other people seem to be asking more or less the same thing.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 113
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    See if the following tutorial/subsequent comments regarding symbolic links may help give you some ideas on how to do what you want...
    Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 8
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    garyb0125 said:
    See if the following tutorial/subsequent comments regarding symbolic links may help give you some ideas on how to do what you want...
    Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10
    Thank you Gary, I will have a read.

    I've had a quick look, not in-depth. It looks like a clever hack but I'd prefer there to be an 'official' way to accomplish what I'm after. If it's not possible then fair enough.
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    Hello @Asteroid,

    Have a look at this => How to Pause and Resume Sync in OneDrive in Windows 10, but mainly at the section at the BOTTOM of the Tutorial called Related Tutorials.

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 8
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Asteroid,

    Have a look at this => How to Pause and Resume Sync in OneDrive in Windows 10, but mainly at the section at the BOTTOM of the Tutorial called Related Tutorials.

    I hope this helps.
    Thank you. I shall have a look.
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